Haverhill Echo ten years ago

Echo, September 15, 2005

PANIC AT THE FUEL PUMPS

Motorists in Haverhill stocked up on fuel at the town’s filling stations ahead of a fuel protest.

Drivers queued all day at Sainsbury’s over a two day period, while the Jet garage in Manor Road ran out of fuel.

The panic was sparked by the Fuel Lobby’s three-day protests against rising fuel prices.

The same group had organised the demonstrations that brought chaos to forecourts in 2000.

At Sainsbury’s, drivers were banned from filling up cans with fuel.

FORMER TOWN COUNCILLOR INVESTIGATED

Former Haverhill town councillor Mabon Dane had complaints about him forwarded to the Adjudication Panel for England.

Mr Dane, who resigned from the council in July, had been under investigation by the Standards Board for England, which had received complaints he had brought Haverhill Town Council into disrepute.

The complaints were made after Mr Dane made more than 50 complaints to the standards board about fellow councillors, none of which were upheld.